Loveless (Nelyubov) Reviews

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November 10, 2020
Loveless deserves its place at the table of taut, realistic, and brutally honest thrillers.
September 15, 2020
It's a masterpiece from a filmmaker coming to be known for masterpieces.
August 30, 2020
This bleak depiction of modern day Russia is successful on numerous fronts, from being both a searing comment on the deep dissatisfaction that resides in the Russian public and as a thriller the likes of Fincher would be proud of.
June 2, 2020
A fascinating if heart-breaking study.
June 2, 2020
With cinema, more than life, we are used to an artificial sense of resolution, but this film refuses to offer an easy sense of completion. And if that leaves a knot in your stomach, then Loveless has done its job.
March 9, 2020
The director may be a master at setting a mood, but his insights here don't cut especially deep.
January 28, 2020
Loveless is a bit thick to swallow, but highly rewarding.
January 17, 2020
It's a wrenching, deeply thoughtful film that, once it casts its spell, makes it impossible to turn away.
October 10, 2019
A mostly joyless experience, Loveless nonetheless makes a compelling argument that a life's regrets are more intrinsically linked to life's rewards.
July 31, 2019
A family drama whose deviations as a thriller make you wait in frustration for a turn that drives you to be interested, get excited or feel something. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 30, 2019
'Loveless' is a bitter experience because it has no compassion for its characters, and because it subtly throws a very critical message about contemporary Russia. [Full Review in Spanish]
July 7, 2019
The opening shot of a woodsy, wintry, black-and-white vista sets the tone of cold austerity for Russian filmmaker Andrey Zvyagintsev's latest, chiller showpiece.
June 25, 2019
It's a mean old world.
June 21, 2019
Many times, we stagger in bleak but simultaneously stunning outdoor spaces, with visuals that will linger as long as our new memories of this family's hopeless journey.
June 3, 2019
A painful and powerful work of art that is a damning indictment of society's lack of compassion and connection.
April 24, 2019
The acting is outstanding in this carefully crafted drama.
February 28, 2019
Loathsome protagonists inspire no sympathy in this barely concealed attack on Putin's Russia; it is a cold experience that offers no hope.
February 22, 2019
A freezing cold film with deliberately alienating 'protagonists', Loveless is austere and powerful, and absolutely not one to see with your parents.
January 31, 2019
... frustratingly unbearable, for the film's sake.
January 18, 2019
It is a convincing, slow and prolonged immersion in an emotional abyss. [Full Review in Spanish]
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